Monday, March 28, 2011

Blue & Lemon Diamonds Quilt

The quilt I am featuring today has been made by my friend Tiana.  Tiana has made a beautiful and very effective half square triangle quilt resulting in a lay-out of blue and yellow diamonds.

The blue triangles in the quilt have been quilted with continuous curves throughout.  To provide contrast in texture, the yellow diamonds and squares have been quilted with a fern design.

Here is another close-up of the quilting on the diamonds.  The border has been quilted with swags and piano keys.

I am sure the quilt has been worth the wait - happy binding and enjoy the quilt Tiana.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Bleeding Heart Quilt

My customer Alison has just left, picking up 2 quilts - she was very excited when she left.  Today I would like to feature one of those quilts - her Bleeding Heart Quilt.  Alison's quilt is a wonderful black and white quilt with just a splash of colour in the centre, giving the quilt it's name.

Alison's quilt has been quilted with an all-over design called Hearts in Bloom from Timeless Quilting Designs - a very appropriate pattern on this occasion of hearts and daisies.

I do love the centre block of this quilt and the touch of colour it has added.

Alison has also put quite a bit of work into her back with a pieced strip down the centre and red appliqued hearts.  I love the effect of the quilting on the back of this quilt - the contrasting thread has been a great success, resulting in a truly reversible quilt.

I hope you enjoy your quilt Alison - happy binding!